I haven't heard from my son in a month


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Social climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:00pm PT
Banquo - Subs? Not yet. Has volunteered for that service but must do that 2x before being considered to train for the Dolphins. Rite now he's just Navy :-)


Social climber
So Cal
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:11pm PT
Well, could be worse,

and have the first call in months interrupted by someone shooting at him!

Oct 22, 2012 - 11:19pm PT
I almost went on a NOLS trip back in the day. Bought my first car and went on a fishing trip in Alaska instead. I work with and go to conferences with a bunch of NOLS grads and still occasionally wish I had gone the other way. It's very rare I meet a grad I don't at least get along with.

Social climber
Oct 22, 2012 - 11:55pm PT
hey there say, banquo... will be keeping him in prayes, too...

say, just letting you know, you are not alone through all this...

god bless...

praying for open-doors of info, too, to come your way, soon...

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Oct 23, 2012 - 12:41am PT
I'm so guilty of freaking my parents out when i was in my twenties...To this day... i have tried to make up for my wayward wanderlust ways.

Banquo,I'm sure your son is in good hands and i hope you hear from him soon.


Trad climber
Placerville, California
Oct 23, 2012 - 06:19am PT
time jus wansta sit quietly
down and fold her wings closed.
wrest and rebuild chronic relations;

we kick her back into action,
"speak!" we demand.
"tell all."

she is an elusive spirit,
for though she marches on, mechanically,
our manic fascination with her,
superscedes our peaceful surrender
to her,
and thus we wither upon atomic chance,
when all she wants of us
is a playful dance.

banquo i think that your
boy might be beyond the spell
that plagues us civic marchers.

it always happens when we
achieve mountain time.
Bill Thompson

Ice climber
Oct 23, 2012 - 06:33am PT
Tami....from a former rugby player you should be nervous. Keep her away!
Spider Savage

Mountain climber
The shaggy fringe of Los Angeles
Oct 23, 2012 - 10:03am PT
Dude prolly met a girl.

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Oct 23, 2012 - 10:20am PT
I think about the hell I must have put my parents though when I was living the dream. aka on the escapade. Even with the NOLS "grounding" my parents paid for, I still had a primal urge to go "out there" and not tell my parents about it or let them know what I was doing and how I was doing it and for extended periods of time.

So now I've got a kid who's seeing the horizon and wondering what's on the other side. I fully expect her to go out there. I fully expect for me to chew my nails worrying about her. Fakking parenting. Pff.

Paybacks are a bitch.


Topic Author's Reply - Oct 23, 2012 - 03:10pm PT
banquo i think that your
boy might be beyond the spell
that plagues us civic marchers.

I hope so

Topic Author's Reply - Dec 10, 2012 - 10:58pm PT
He seems to have survived.
Credit: Banquo

My daughter and wife went down to meet him. I'm home with the cat having frozen pizza for dinner.
Credit: Banquo

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Dec 10, 2012 - 11:26pm PT
How neat! Phew!


Trad climber
Santa Clara, CA
Dec 10, 2012 - 11:43pm PT
That's rad! And relieving!!!!!

I'm sure you're a happy dad. And you f*#king should be~!

Merry Christmas!
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Dec 11, 2012 - 08:42am PT


Sport climber
A true CA girl, who landed in the desert...
Dec 11, 2012 - 08:51am PT
MOST excellent! And the two photos you shared... ahhhhhhh, the smiles of enjoying life to the fullest.

~peace, Leggs

Dingleberry Gulch, Ideeho
Dec 11, 2012 - 09:31am PT
He looks happy.

Social climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:33am PT
hey there, say.... whewwwwwwww.. and: thank god...

i a so very happy for you to have this blessing...

Trad climber
Dec 11, 2012 - 10:38am PT
A nice holiday present for you Banquo! Glad you have the update and I bet that frozen pizza tasted damned good now that the worry has been lifted.

Topic Author's Reply - Dec 11, 2012 - 12:55pm PT
Thanks for the kind words. I wish I could have gone down but I think I will get around to that one day.

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Dec 11, 2012 - 01:00pm PT
What a beautiful Merry Christmas present!

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